Category Archives: coronavirus

Two competing visions of fall higher education, plus a ghostly third

What will fall 2020 look like in higher education? I’ve been exploring this topic for months.  In April I published three scenarios for colleges and universities may approach the fall 2020 semester in the wake of COVID-19, based on different ways the … Continue reading

Posted in coronavirus, scenarios | 24 Comments

Webinars that don’t suck – part 1

We are now immersed in more videoconferencing than ever before. We spend more minutes and hours every day in video chats and webinars, thanks to COVID-19. Zoom, Facetime, WebEx, Skype, Adobe Connect, Google Hangout, Adobe Connect, Shindig, Amazon Chime, and … Continue reading

Posted in coronavirus, videoconferencing | 14 Comments

Transforming the professoriate: this week in the Chronicle of Higher Education

This week I’m doing several things with the Chronicle of Higher Education.  They focus on how college and university faculty roles may change as a result of the coronavirus. First, today the Chronicle published my article “How the Coronavirus Will … Continue reading

Posted in coronavirus, interviews, videoconferencing, writing | Leave a comment

A special FTTE COVID-19 report, free and open

Today I’d like to share a COVID-19 and higher education report with you. It’s a special edition of my Future Trends in Technology and Education (FTTE) report.  FTTE appears each month, covering nearly 100 trends impacting colleges and universities. It … Continue reading

Posted in coronavirus, FTTE report | Leave a comment

Problems planning for a Post-Pandemic Campus this fall

How will campuses try to return to face-to-face education?  What does it mean now to plan for a Post-Pandemic Campus this fall? In April I published three scenarios for colleges and universities may approach the fall 2020 semester in the … Continue reading

Posted in coronavirus, higher education, scenarios | 5 Comments

The first wave of pandemic cuts to colleges and universities

April is the cruellest month -TS Eliot, 1922 In March – which feels so long ago –  I described various ways the pandemic could injure higher education’s finances, pushing some colleges and universities to make painful cuts, while others stepped … Continue reading

Posted in coronavirus, higher education | 31 Comments

Early signs of fall 2020: three paths, three scenarios for higher education

Several days ago I posted a set of scenarios for how higher education might function during this upcoming fall semester, depending on how the coronavirus pandemic develops. One of the scenarios, COVID Fall, imagines today’s “remote instruction” continuing for the … Continue reading

Posted in coronavirus, scenarios | 8 Comments

Higher education in fall 2020: three pandemic scenarios

How will the pandemic change higher education? I’ve been exploring and researching this for months now on this blog, with the Future Trends Forum, on Twitter, with my Patreon supporters, through a series of interviews and webinars, and more.  For today’s … Continue reading

Posted in coronavirus, future of education, scenarios | 33 Comments

A video-based community responds to the coronavirus

I’ve been thinking a great deal about virtual communities and online relationships lately. There’s the obvious fact that we’re relying on them and participating in them more than ever.  Such connections are increasingly how we learn about the pandemic, how … Continue reading

Posted in coronavirus, Future Trends Forum | 6 Comments

How will the pandemic change college and university curricula?

How will the COVID-19 pandemic change what higher education teaches? Many of us have been exploring how colleges and universities will conduct their educational mission over the next several semesters.  That’s a vital question, of course.  But in this post I’d … Continue reading

Posted in coronavirus, future of education | 17 Comments